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Korean Skincare Star Ingredients & Their Functions (2)

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Korean Skincare Star Ingredients & Their Functions (2)

Another round-up of some of our favourite ingredients commonly used in Korean skincare beauty products. If you've missed it, here was part 1

Green Tea 

It has for many centuries been seen as a power ingredient for good health. It has a long list of benefits, whether taken internally (eaten or drank) or applied topically (in the form of skincare). Either way, it helps to improve your skin and overall health. 

 Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

 Reduces redness, irritation and swelling

 Combats acne and breakouts

 Provides Vitamin B2 & E to the skin

 Reduces sun damage

Ginseng

They are slow-growing perennial plants, popular in Asian countries for its myriad of health benefits (from increased energy, anti-aging benefits, detoxing to weight loss). This power ingredient has been used in Chinese herbal medicine for centuries and now is a popular ingredient in skincare.

 Helps to firm up and tighten your skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles

 Helps to counteract dryness as well as balance oiliness 

 Boosts skin's energy and radiance

 Brightens skin tone and complexion

 Reduces under-eye circles and puffiness 

 

Aloe Vera 

A cactus plant that has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. It was considered the "plant of immortality" for ancient Egyptians. Its leaves secrete a clear gel that can be applied directly to skin, to soothe and heal wounds (especially burns). 

 Very moisturizing without a greasy feeling

 Reduces skin inflammation and irritation

 Can treat acne, psoriasis and eczema

 Rich in skin-loving vitamins and anti-oxidants

 Soothes sunburns 

 

Centella Asiatica (Cica) 

An herb commonly used in Chinese traditional medicine, food and drinks. It has high anti-oxidant content. When taken internally, it can help lower blood sugar, improve memory and mood. It also has a variety of benefits when taken topically, for the skin, as well.

Reduces effects of sun damage

 Rich in vitamins A, C, B1 and B2

 Boosts collagen

 Reduces signs of aging

 Reduces inflammation and acne scarring

 

Rice 

The most widely consumed staple food/grain for most of the world's population, especially in Asia. Centuries ago, Geishas would use rice water to soften their hair and skin by bathing in the water leftover from rinsing uncooked rice. Today, it's an ingredient rapidly rising in popularity of Asian beauty products. 

 Gentle exfoliant/smoothes out rough texture

 Brightens skin in a much safer way than artificial brightening chemicals

 Increases ceramide production to combat signs of aging

 Evens out complexion

Nourishes the skin

 

Comments on this post (2)

  • Oct 16, 2020

    Hi Beverley! I recommend Vitamin C and/or snail mucin products for that. You can send me an email and I’ll provide further recommendations! (info@bambeau.ca)

    — Bambeau

  • Oct 16, 2020

    I am looking for a natural product to treat hyperpigmentation sustained due to sun damage and retinol burns, would you recommend any of your products for such a condition?

    — Beverley

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